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City of Imperial BeachCandidate for City Council

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Mark West

Retired Naval Officer
3,485 votes (27.66%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Forward thinking development strategies so hard-working people can still find affordable homes to live in and raise their families that preserves the history and small town identity of Imperial Beach.
  • Ensure clean and safe neighborhoods, education excellence, and quality community services throughout our city.
  • Improve the health and well-being of Imperial Beach citizens by protecting the environment in which we live.



University of Colorado - Denver Master of Science, Public Administration (2013)



Throughout my 24-year career as a Naval Officer, I have been civically engaged.  In 2011, I retired from the Navy and completed a Graduate Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado.  In Imperial Beach, I am an active member of the Mayoral Advisory Committee and I was appointed by the County to serve on the Imperial Beach Redevelopment Successor Agency for three years.  I also served two terms as a Citizens Forum Board Member for the International Boundary and Water Commission. Currently, I serve as the Anti-Submarine Test Director for Littoral Combat Ships.  My reputation is that of a hard working collaborator with a unique ability to solve complex problems and make difficult decisions based on good common sense principles. These skills and abilities will serve me well as your local Councilmember. 


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (6)

  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • San Diego County Democratic Party
  • San Diego County Environmental Democrats
  • Imperial Beach SEIU 221
  • San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Sierra Club of San Diego

Elected Officials (3)

  • Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins
  • San DIego Councilmember Todd Gloria
  • Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina

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